Artist StatementLinda Plaisted is a painter, photographer, illustrator and mixed media artist. Her artwork is inspired by the heritage of artistic ancestors, but also animated by current technology, giving traditional media a modern twist. To continue to grow as an artist she experiments constantly with new media, new tools, new ideas. While her work continues to evolve with the state-of-the-art, she is also greatly influenced by timeless themes in history, science, literature, mythology, and popular culture particularly in reference to women and children; a segment of society who have historically had limited access to the acquisition and application of knowledge. She attempts to interpret how past and future converge in the present with an often bittersweet view of classic themes and iconic imagery.
Painter, photographer, photomontage digital artist, writer and arts educator 2005/2006 Columnist and Contributing Photographer, Utata.org 2004 Project Q, 12 month Residency 2003 Summer Salon- Ellipse Arts Center Arlington, Virginia Gallery Exhibition- William W. Parker Gallery Washington, DC Translucence: Altered Reality, Postpicasso Juried Contemporary Art Gallery Project Q, 9 month Residency 2002 Digital Exhibition- Butler Institute of American Art, Beecher Center for Technology in the Arts Arlington Arts Center All-media Juried Show- Ellipse Art Center, Arlington, VA Juror- Claudia Gould, Director of the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia * Awarded Honorable Mention for body of work Eklektikos Gallery Annual Juried Show- Washington, DC Juror- Stephen Bennett Phillips, Curator of the Phillips Collection, Washington, DC The American Dream- Masterpiece Alley Gallery Washington, DC Asian Origins- Frog Hollow, Vermont State Craft Center, by invitation Immedia: The Senses, University of Michigan Women And The Fruit Of Their Labors, Postpicasso Juried Contemporary Art Gallery Art of the Macabre, The Parker Gallery Washington, DC Art-O-Matic, Washington, DC Normal/Abnormal Bodies and Minds, WomanMade Gallery Chicago, Illinois A Woman's Work is Never Done, Intercultural Museum Art Gallery Baltimore, Maryland 2001 Art-o-Mat – Arlington Arts Center Arlington, Virginia Dress Up: Group Exhibition, Alternator Gallery, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada Online Group Exhibition- The Art Project: Artists Respond to Terrorism Online Group Exhibition-Why? Art about September 11 Online Group Exhibition-The Tree of Life Project New York Online Group Exhibition- Focus Gallery, Tokyo, Japan Current Artist-in-Residence- Humanities Project, Arlington County Public Schools, Virginia Publications- Utata.org columnist, Glimmer Train, Apathy, The George Mason Review, EOTU, Soul Food, Everyday Warriors Education- BFA, George Mason University, Bachelor of Individualized Study Degree in Fine Art and Literature, George Mason University, magna cum laude